Organizations who are truly committed to sustainable practices follow a common arc.
First efforts are usually focused on internal practices – how can we operate in a more sustainable way with and through employees. Reducing single use plastic, encouraging alternative transportation with lower carbon emissions, supporting local Earth Day efforts – these are all great first steps. That usually moves into a second phase, which is how to be more proactive in overall business practices – tracking airline miles and committing to carbon offsets, leveraging SaaS software services wherever possible, reducing or consolidating office space are all focus areas.
But after those larger, more obvious issues are addressed, organizations that want to advance sustainable business look outside their walls to how their partners and larger ecosystem are operating.
At Qlik we started on this third phase with our QlikWorld tour last year. With our Greener Events App, we focused on putting the same data sustainability strategies we have designed with leaders like the United Nations and C40 Cities into action ourselves. The partnership between Qlik’s Sustainability team and Qlik Marketing delivered a series of 33 events across the globe that measured both travel and on-site strategies to achieve a carbon neutral tour.
We’re taking the lessons from QlikWorld tour and bringing them to life at our upcoming QlikWorld annual customer and partner event in Las Vegas, April 17-20. Working with our venue host Mandalay Bay, with help from industry leader Climate Vault, we have designed an experience that have as low an impact as possible. Recycled booth materials, digital maps and brochures, LED lighting, zero single use plastics and a leftover food donation program will all be in place for QlikWorld.
Beyond our physical efforts, we have an incredible lineup of sustainable themed content as well.
We’re excited about this evolution in our ability to act more sustainably while also bringing our incredible customer and partner universe together. We look forward to an amazing and sustainable event and will share the results after QlikWorld!